I’ve been to my share of theme parks and amusement parks, and I’ve basically seen and tasted most of the food items they have to offer. They usually offer giant-sized, overly sweet, or overly oily items like churros, funnel cakes, dough fritters, buckets of caramel popcorn, deep fried oreo cookies, two-feet-long hot dogs, turkey drumsticks, frozen bananas, and cotton candy. They also sometimes offer items that match the theme of a particular featured character or featured ride, but the items are usually just renamed and repackaged versions of the theme park’s regular food items.
The food items that caught my eye at Universal Studios Japan were of the latter variety. They matched the themes and characters that were featured in the park.
In the newly opened Universal Wonderland section of the park, they had Sesame Street themed food items. The first thing that caught my eyes were the too-cute, Sesame Street character styled buns that were staring innocently at me.
The buns were ultimately assembled into Sesame Street themed burgers:
They also had Elmo and Cookie monster shaped cream puffs:
The buns and the cream puffs were cute, but they were also items that I expected would be offered at the Sesame Street area of Universal Studios Japan. What really surprised me were the themed Cup-O-Noodles that I saw at their gift shops.
The had the Elmo cup-o-noodles:
They also had the Snoopy Cup-O-Noodles:
And for the more ‘mature’ park-goers, they had the Spiderman Cup-O-Noodles.
I did not purchase any of the three Cup-O-Noodles, but I did visit the instant ramen museum that was also located in the city of Osaka. My wife, kids, and I were able to create customized versions of Cup-O-Noodles there. I will be posting about our experience there in the near future.